Shnit International short film festival screens in Cape Town


Two hundred films screen simultaneously in eight cities over one universal weekend at the shnit International short film festival in October.

This year Kyoto, Bangkok and New York join existing hosts Cape Town, Bern,
Cairo, Buenos Aires and San Jose in a worldwide celebration of the art of the short film.

With a record 6,700 entries from 141 countries, shnit is one of the world’s highest
profile short film festivals and this year’s 200-plus film programme is one of its most
diverse and impressive festival line-ups.

The local focus is central to Cape Town’s festival and the best in South African
shorts take centre stage every night. shnit stretches local content to capacity in 2013
with a record number of entries and screenings. 

The Made in South Africa award category has grown to 21 films over three
programme blocks and the crowd-favourite local showcase Kaapse Bobotie is bigger
than ever, with 19 additional films ensuring that shnit in Cape Town has a truly local

South African filmmakers are in attendance each night and will provide insight into
their work, allowing for engagement on a deeper level.  

The festival culminates in the shnit-OPEN international competition, in which 64
films compete for the coveted Flaming Faun trophy in five categories and prize money
of more than R1m.

shnit is made possible by the support of the National Film and Video Foundation
and the Cape Film Commission as well as venue, industry, media and service partners. 

Tickets are available directly from venues and all shows cost R30 unless otherwise

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